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by pcmag

Published February 10, 2010


This is episode 205 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 205:
The FBI Wants Your Browser History, Google Announces Buzz, Sling Player Heads For the iPhone, and more...

What's new in Episode 205

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOM.com
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute
Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio

The Topics:
Google Announces Buzz Social Network

Google Buzz, the company's late entry into the modern-day social web launched today and despite multiple questions from journalists at today's press briefing at Google's HQ in Mountain View, Calif., today about the elephant in the room, the Buzz product team and executives couldn't manage a single utterance of the word "Facebook."

The FBI Wants Your Browser History

The FBI is pressing Internet service providers to record which Web sites customers visit and retain those logs for two years, a requirement that law enforcement believes could help it in investigations of child pornography and other serious crimes.

Sling Player Heads For the iPhone

It has taken almost a year, but on Thursday AT&T said it will start allowing Sling Media's SlingPlayer to work over its 3G network on the iPhone. SlingPlayer redirects TV signals from a home TV over the Internet . Skype too is coming to the iPhone.

Is It Pompous To Say You Don't Have a TV?

Why do people who don't have a television feel compelled to publicly announce that they don't have one? Asks David Spark in a recent column. Why do they?

Report From the Teens In Tech Conference

On a non-school day, Saturday, David Spark trotted down to Google's offices in San Francisco to attend the Teens in Tech conference. What did he learn there?

Topic links:
http://gigaom.com/2010/02/09/google-launches-a-serious-case-of-facebook-envy/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10448060-38.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10447451-266.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1
http://www.socialmedia.biz/2010/02/01/is-it-still-pompous-to-announce-i-dont-have-a-tv/
http://www.sparkminute.com/2010/02/06/cool-and-not-so-cool-from-teens-in-tech/


Run time 30:47
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

John C. Dvorak

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